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Old 03-13-2004, 09:29 AM   #1
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Question Text Mode Editor: What Choices? BASH, VI, EMACS?


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I know this is not a true Programming Forum, but this is a rather Newbie Question.

Can you use the editors like, BASH, VI, EMACS, etc. for writing C++ files? Or are they ONLY for scripts?

The main process I am writing, doesn't use a user interface. It uses interprocess communication like shared memory. But I don't need all of the graphics overhead that they KDE compiler uses. Which I think is a form a GNU.

Any help you can give will be deeply appreciated.
Thanks
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Old 03-13-2004, 09:37 AM   #2
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C++ is only text ... right. If so, then any text editor (vi etc) should work ok.

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Old 03-13-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thanks Baldrick65,
I had thought it might work, but I am so new to this I wasn't sure.

I know that "LinuxQuestions" doesn't cover SUSE, but I thought this was pretty generic.

Just an FYI: the gnu compiler that comes with SUSE 9 is wrapped in some kind of KDE graphics wrapper and it's driving me nuts. You tell it to create a new project and I get the garbage I get at work with windows. (1000 lines of sourcecode later and then it gives me a blank slate for writing my program) Then I can write my 2 line program. ;-p

Thanks Loads!
 
Old 03-13-2004, 10:45 AM   #4
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Originally posted by LinxAI
I know that "LinuxQuestions" doesn't cover SUSE, but I thought this was pretty generic.
LQ covers SuSE - SuSE just doesn't yet choose to have an official presence and, thus, a subforum. If you did have something SuSE-specific you could really post it in whatever category was most appropriate but especially in the main 'Linux - Distributions' forum as opposed to a subforum. Plenty of SuSE users and generally knowledgeable folks around to help you out.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 02:32 PM   #5
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Getting that warm and fuzzy feeling!

Thanks Digiot!

After reading some of the items in the distributions forum, I guess I was feeling a little like SUSE was on the outside looking in. Very glad to see that I misunderstood what was being said.

And I shouldn't be too surprised about SUSE. Considering I have been building Applications with Microsoft .NET, I shouldn't be too surprised. Mi*****ft doesn't want to officially help anyone either.

If it weren't for forum sites like this I would be still at,

10 LET X=3


Thanks again.
LinxAI
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:36 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by LinxAI
Thanks Baldrick65,
I had thought it might work, but I am so new to this I wasn't sure.

I know that "LinuxQuestions" doesn't cover SUSE, but I thought this was pretty generic.

Just an FYI: the gnu compiler that comes with SUSE 9 is wrapped in some kind of KDE graphics wrapper and it's driving me nuts. You tell it to create a new project and I get the garbage I get at work with windows. (1000 lines of sourcecode later and then it gives me a blank slate for writing my program) Then I can write my 2 line program. ;-p

Thanks Loads!
Are talking about KDevelop? That isnt the GNU compiler, it is just an IDE for program development, and is very useful for GUI applications and complex multi file projects.

LinuxAI: any unix text editor, (emacs, vi, nano/pico, kwrite, etc etc) will work for kind of text file...whether it be source, .txt, scripts, etc. The only
difference is their learning curve, for a simple commandline editor I use
nano or pico. Vi and Emacs are more 'leet' editors that require reading
a manual to use, so I dont enjoy those. If you have any programming questions you can email me directly, or post in the programming forum.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 05:17 PM   #7
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Vi and Emacs are more 'leet' editors
No VI is not a "leet" editor.
vi/vim is the default text editor in Slackware, which is why most people use it!! but some Slack people like to use "emacs" also........it's a matter of choice, which is what linux is about, right?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 05:22 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by 320mb
No VI is not a "leet" editor.
lol

Quote:
vi/vim is the default text editor in Slackware, which is why most people use it!! but some Slack people like to use "emacs" also........it's a matter of choice, which is what linux is about, right?
One correction: in Slack vi is a symlink to elvis,
by default, not to vim.


Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: vi sucks :D
 
Old 03-27-2004, 06:00 PM   #9
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P.S.: vi sucks
So does emacs. Thats why I use nano.

-Joey
 
Old 03-27-2004, 06:17 PM   #10
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I'm surprised that no one has yet pointed out that Bash is not an editor, it's a shell.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 11:03 PM   #11
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Bash could be an editor...in an annoyingly complicated way....with the help of some tools like cat, sed, awk, etc...
 
Old 03-28-2004, 03:05 AM   #12
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I prefer nano, because it's easy to use yet being a small editor.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 12:17 AM   #13
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I prefer nano, because it's easy to use yet being a small editor.
Exactly why I use it, it dont one thing and it does it well.
 
  


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